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1. One that encumbers; a burden or impediment.
2. A lien or claim on property that diminishes its value or affects transfer of ownership but does not prevent such transfer.
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1. a thing that impedes or is burdensome; hindrance
2. (Law) law a burden or charge upon property, such as a mortgage or lien
3. rare a dependent person, esp a child
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. something that encumbers; a burden or hindrance.
2. a child or other dependent.
3. Law. a claim on property, as a mortgage.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French]
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|Noun||1.||encumbrance - an onerous or difficult concern; "the burden of responsibility"; "that's a load off my mind"|
headache, worry, vexation, concern - something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness; "New York traffic is a constant concern"; "it's a major worry"
dead weight - an oppressive encumbrance
fardel - a burden (figuratively in the form of a bundle)
imposition - an uncalled-for burden; "he listened but resented the imposition"
pill - something unpleasant or offensive that must be tolerated or endured; "his competitor's success was a bitter pill to take"
|2.||encumbrance - a charge against property (as a lien or mortgage)|
charge - financial liabilities (such as a tax); "the charges against the estate"
|3.||encumbrance - any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome|
clog - any object that acts as a hindrance or obstruction
impedimenta, obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment - any structure that makes progress difficult
speed bump - a hindrance to speeding created by a crosswise ridge in the surface of a roadway
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1. burden, weight, difficulty, load, drag, liability, obstacle, embarrassment, obstruction, albatross, millstone She considered the past an irrelevant encumbrance.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
encumbrance[ɪnˈkʌmbrəns] N → estorbo m (Fin, Jur) → carga f, gravamen m
without encumbrance (frm) → sin familia
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
encumbrance[ɪnˈkʌmbrəns] n (= burden) → fardeau m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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